Researchers: Monkey lip-smacking resembles human speech

Lip-smacking behavior could have an important social function among gelada monkeys.

Researchers: Monkey lip-smacking resembles human speech

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Monday, April 08, 2013

Thore Bergman, a researcher at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has discovered that monkey lip-smacking resembles human speech. According to National Geographic, gelada monkeys reside in the high mountain meadows of Ethiopa, where they have adapted to living on steep, rocky cliffs... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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